Recent content by Tegan

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    White Line Disease - Kevin Bacon or Anti-Bac

    Another vote for keratex. I use the nail hole disinfectant. Also recommended by my farrier. I would check what Kevin Bacons product it is that your farrier recommends. I can't see that the standard hoof grease would help but I have used another Kevin Bacon product which was a small bottle of...
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    Sizing a Micklem Bridle

    We have our 14.3hh Cob in a standard horse (normally takes a cob size bridle). The Micklem bridle plus happy mouth Straight bar eggbutt snaffle has helped immensely with head tossing.
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    Best place to buy Danilon?

    The best price I could find recently was Petsdrugs online. £56.98 for 60 sachets with free postage.
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    Potential sweet itch... best rug and mask combination

    My friend has a cremello pony who has sweet itch and is photosensitive. She uses the Rambo sweet itch hoody, a snuggly hoods face mask and a fly mask (not sure on make but will ask) over the top.
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    Bit for 7 year old horse with head shaking issues

    P.S The lozenge/French link had the opposite effect for us. I can only thing she didn't like the movement.
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    Bit for 7 year old horse with head shaking issues

    I have had the same issue. A Micklem bridle and straightbar happy mouth eggbutt snaffle has made a huge difference. The bit was suggested by my physio who has seen it work with others. My instructor is amazed at the improvement. I am sure she would go nicely bitless and I have longreined...
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    Very unsettled in contact but no teeth issues-HELP!

    Have you tried a straight bar bit? My mums cob has similar issues and I have recently tried her in a straight bar happy mouth snaffle. On paper it is totally unsuitable as no movement and too fat for her small mouth but in practice she is going really well in it. I use it with a Micklem bridle...
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    Hobble a horse for transportation

    Another vote for trying without boots. My cob will not wear boots, especially travel boots and is worse when we stop. He is fine without. If you are worried about protection perhaps just try bandages or even brushing bootst. I tried every combination including many hours of practicing and in the...
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    Cracked Wintec Tree?

    You can get the tree replaced. My saddler replaced mine for me after my horse had an accident and rolled on it.
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    Cosequin, Synequin or alternative reviews please.

    I use Synequin for my cob who has arthritis. I do think it helps and was recommended by my vet and was paid for by my insurance company for the first year. He has been on it for 7 years now. Periodically I ask my vet whether it is still the best joint supplement and so far he has said it is. It...
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    Feather mites

    I can recommend pig oil and sulphur. I have tried everything including injections, clipping and frontline and the pig oil and sulphur really works. I did a patch test first and don't apply it in very hot weather as my cob has very pink skin and is easily burnt.
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    Scabby knees- wits end!

    My vet recommended Malacetic Equine shampoo for my cob with similar problems. We now wash his knees and hocks with that once a week and then apply pig oil and sulphur. This seems to be keeping the mites and mallenders at bay and is the best routine I have found over the last 8 years with him. I...
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    Twitching Skin Over My Horse's Shoulders - help needed!

    Hi Not sure whether the OP found a resolution but I have experienced this with a pony with wobblers syndrome. It seemed to come on when she laid down for any length of time or had the farrier. Unfortunately for us the only option was PTS. Hope the OP had a more positive outcome. Tegan
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    Towing with a van

    Thanks. My mum would be driving and has towed lots before but with a Freelander (now dead hence this post). She has not driven the van before though so will practice without trailer and with the trailer empty first. Have had the trailer for years so sorted with the hitch and wheel locks thanks...
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    Towing with a van

    Thanks. The last one we had fitted was £150 but as you say that was at least 10 years ago so thought it would have gone up.